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Hi, I am curious how other software have an UAC logo in their GUI. ESET Smart Security and Avira have it. I don't think they go around and insert a picture for that, but uses some sort of scripts. Because in Vista, it appears as the default 4 colours while in Win7, it appears as the 2-coloured logo, or to be simple, the logo is not the same as in Vista. You can see that they uses scripts, but not by inserting pictures. Is there any scripts in AutoIt to do this?

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Tomb

Maybe you can GUICtrlSetImage and add a picture to the button.

The help file says

A Button control can display an icon or image by using the $BS_ICON or $BS_BITMAP style. Use GUICtrlSetImage to specify the picture to use.

I kept pressing cancel on your picture and was wondering why it wouldn't close. :)

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Vadersapien

I think those UAC shields are placed there by Windows Vista/7 automatically when it detects an action the requires elevation...not sure if this works with AutoIt though(Probably not)...

Anyway, you can use the actual UAC icon from imagres.dll like this:

$UACButton = GUICtrlCreateButton("OK", 0, 0, 75, -1, BitOr(-1, $BS_ICON))
If @OSVersion < "WIN_VISTA" Then
    GUICtrlSetImage(-1, "imageres.dll", 78, 0)
EndIf

Confirmed working on both Vista and 7...and the UAC logo won't appear on XP or lower.

Hope that's what you wanted :)


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Authenticity

#include <ButtonConstants.au3>
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>

GUICreate("Title", 100, 100)
$Button = GUICtrlCreateButton("&Ok", 15, 38, 70, 24)
GUICtrlSendMsg($Button, $BCM_SETSHIELD, 0, 1)
GUISetState()

While 1
    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $Button
            MsgBox(0x40, "Title", "Text")
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            GUIDelete()
            Exit
    EndSwitch
WEnd

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TurionAltec

@Authenticity:

Cool! Except for the fact that the window icon appears on top of the minimize button :)

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Melba23

TurionAltec,

So make the window a little wider! :)

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I think those UAC shields are placed there by Windows Vista/7 automatically when it detects an action the requires elevation...not sure if this works with AutoIt though(Probably not)...

Anyway, you can use the actual UAC icon from imagres.dll like this:

$UACButton = GUICtrlCreateButton("OK", 0, 0, 75, -1, BitOr(-1, $BS_ICON))
If @OSVersion < "WIN_VISTA" Then
    GUICtrlSetImage(-1, "imageres.dll", 78, 0)
EndIf

Confirmed working on both Vista and 7...and the UAC logo won't appear on XP or lower.

Hope that's what you wanted :)

The If statement is syntacticly incorrect and yes it will work, even without the If statement because the file imageres.dll is not available in XP and lower.

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Kealper

i've found that exact image they used, yea it is in imageres.dll, but i do like Auth's method alot

GUICtrlSetImage($Button, "imageres.dll", -2, 0)

this worked in windows 7, not sure if they changed that around at all compared to vista, so it might display a diff picture in vista

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Crash

Thanks to you all~! Especially for the scripts, tips and tiny screenshot! :)

Edited by Crash

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rajeshontheweb

hmm, coming back to the original question, i dont know if Crash did want to mean this, but i would like to know if AutoIT's scripts can get the imageres icon automatically and not be programmed

1) as mentioned above, avira and other few products get this - and i have a feeling it should be the OS which assigns the image and not the programmers.

2) if we program it to show the image it might give a wrong impression that it is compatible with vista UAC and it is the OS which assigned it (of course, its not an issue, but the programmer will have to double check all the requisites for that button to appear so that the user doesnt get misleaded...

for simple scripts it might be very easy solution to use the imageres.dll - i do like the solutions posted.. but my question is if AutoIT scripts can get the elevation assigned by Windows and not the programmer..

this is like with windows xp / above u have an update to be installed, u get an option with shutdwn button which indicates there is an update tbe installed before shutting down!!

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BinaryBrother

Straight from the help file... An alternative... :)

#AutoIt3Wrapper_Au3Check_Parameters=-d -w 1 -w 2 -w 3 -w 4 -w 5 -w 6
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <GuiButton.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <GuiMenu.au3>

Opt("MustDeclareVars", 1)

Global $btn, $btn2

; Note the controlId from these buttons can NOT be read with GuiCtrlRead

_Main()

Func _Main()
 Local $hGUI

 $hGUI = GUICreate("Buttons", 400, 400)

 $btn = _GUICtrlButton_Create($hGUI, "Button1", 10, 10, 90, 30)
 _GUICtrlButton_SetShield($btn)

 $btn2 = _GUICtrlButton_Create($hGUI, "Button2", 10, 60, 90, 30, $BS_SPLITBUTTON)
 _GUICtrlButton_SetShield($btn2)

 GUISetState()

 While 1
 Switch GUIGetMsg()
 Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
 ExitLoop
 EndSwitch
 WEnd

 Exit

EndFunc ;==>_Main

P.S. I just tested it on XP SP3, and the button works perfect with no shield. ;)

If your wanting to verify that UAC is enabled before displaying the shield, then do something like this...

If RegRead("HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System", "EnableLUA") > 0 Then
        GUICtrlSetImage($ButtonHandle, "imageres.dll", -2, 0)
    EndIf

1) as mentioned above, avira and other few products get this - and i have a feeling it should be the OS which assigns the image and not the programmers.

I believe this is incorrect. You must specify that the button being pressed is going to require permission elevation.

Developer assigned.

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rajeshontheweb

I believe this is incorrect. You must specify that the button being pressed is going to require permission elevation.

Developer assigned.

thanks for the clarification, i was under the impression it was OS assigned. if this was gonna be the case, i would have added the part you have just done (verify if UAC is turned on)

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Vadersapien

I'm sure I've used some pre-vista applications which have the UAC logo on particular buttons...


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